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controversial leader to address the united nations general assembly took the stage today. senior correspondent eric shawn reports on the dramatic appearance of iran's president. >> reporter: he appeared to be praying before he ascended the u.n. podium. when he did, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad predictably used his starry moment to tend the world's problems on united states and israel, what he calls the zionist state. when he again questioned 9/11, that prompted the two american delegates to walk out. >> who used the mysterious 9/11 incident to attack afghanistan and iran. killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries. >> reporter: they turned out not to be the only ones who had enough. the french high-tailed it when he questioned the holocaust. as he continued, there was a flow of pinstripes heading for the exits. giving ahmadinejad the ultimate diplomatic snub. they missed him implying that usama bin laden was murdered to cover up the truth. >> instead of finding him, the fact-finding team they killed the main perpetrator. and through his body -- pushed his body in the s
world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
. ♪ ♪ >>> very busy week here in new york city. president obama is here for the united nations general assembly, at the same time former president clinton is presiding over his clinton global initiative. this afternoon i sat down with the former president for a wide ranging interview. i asked about a controversial remark by one of his former top campaign advisers. you know, james carville, a man you know well, our cnn contributor, democratic strategist, worked with you for a long time, he says it's time for the president and the white house to panic, to fire people, to indict people. he's just, sees what's happening, that special election here in new york city. you see carville is right? >> no. i think the first -- it's never a good thing for the president to panic. i think they need to focus as much as they can on like what we did when we just announced the afl-cio and the american federation of teachers and their pension funds and their allies are doing what the banking system should be doing, they're out there, they are funding major building retrofits and they're going to put thousands and
've been watching this a vote in the united nations general assembly that's coming up that would declare a palestinian state. what should the president of the united states do when it comes to that resolution? >> that starts a war process. that's the first step toward further delegitimatation of israel. he should make it clear to every country in the u.n., including the palestinian authority, this is going to be very expensive to you in every way the united states can make it expensive. >> a direct warning, is that a good idea? >> he should veto it, stand with israel and he should encourage the palestinians and israelis to sit side by side, across from each other, secretary clin has dispatched david hale and david ross to the region. i was in the region this summer, wolf, i can tell you, i sat down with the prime minister on many occasions. >> of israel? >> right. he's ready to negotiate with the palestinians. it's time to negotiate. we don't need any more gimmicks. >> we'll see what happens. i'll be reporting from new york all week. thanks very much. looking into a new technology that m
to debate and to discuss the important issues facing the world at the united nations general assembly. while there will be a variety of issues on the agenda this year, i'm extremely concerned about one issue specifically. over the last several months, palestinian authority president abbas has repeatedly voiced his intention to formally request statehood recognition and full membership in the united nations. in july, the arab league endorsed this irresponsible ploy. regrettably, president abbas intends to make the former request during this session of the united nations general assembly. i oppose the decision of the palestinian authority to seek a declaration of statehood by the united nations. the unilateral action of the palestinian authority is intended to circumvent the peace process. it is not a good-faith effort to achieve peace in the middle east but to me, rather, it is a political maneuver. the united nations should not be interfering or intervening in this complex process and should refrain from passing unilateral delegations on -- declarations on issues that are part of ongoing dir
. but the u.s. is confident his regime has collapsed. and in a related development, the united nation's general assembly voted to give libya's seat to the national transitional council, made up of former rebels. back in the u.s., president obama today signed into law the first major overhaul of the nation's patent system in nearly 60 years. the america invents act is designed to streamline the patent process, reduce costly legal battles, and give the patent office more money to process applications faster. that office currently takes an average of three years to approve a patent. at a signing ceremony in alexandria, virginia, the president said the bipartisan law would help bring products to market faster and spur innovation. on wall street today, stocks closed strong, managing their first five-day winning streak since july. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 76 points to close at 11,509. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close above 2,622. for the week, the dow gained nearly 5%; the nasdaq rose more than 6%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> wood
prepares to address the world. any minute now, he is scheduled to go before the united nations general assembly and right now you can see the president of brazil is addressing the assembly. president obama will push for the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood. he will follow the speech with separate meetings with president
york city. does a fundraiser tonight. and does the united nations general assembly opening. we'll see you at the jack lue briefing. >> one more thing to point out in the president's debt plan. in this focus on millionaires. a little bit of a message victory for chuck schumer who is a big advocate of trying to create the millionaire line, if you will, the proverbial drawing that line on this. the white house pushed back big time at the time when it was done. now they're embracing that populism today. interesting side note. speaking of what i was talking about at the united nations. u.s. officials are trying to head off a dramatic showdown over whether to admit an independent palestine to the united nations. hanging in the balance, aid to palestinians, relations with israel and the president's own political future. nbc's john ray is live for us in tel-aviv. in a perverse sort of way, isn't the ewe united states happier today that the palestinians are going to go to the security council rather than the general assembly when it's looking for increased recognition on the world stage? >> i
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
, the president will make remarks to the united nations general assembly. it was announced last week that the palestinian president would seek unanimous vote -- recognition from the state -- for the state of palestine -- seek united nations recognition for the state of palestine, something in that bid states is opposed to. caller: thank you for taking my call, and i do respect the commander in chief. i have been in the service. i was in the air force during the vietnam era. i am retired now at my age. i like some of the things the president said, as far as getting more backbone. i think the president as the commander-in-chief, has to be decisive in his decision. however, i have seen this country over the last 40-plus years slowly deteriorated because of all the things that have been happening in our government. the government is here to serve the people, not the other way around. i would like to see the government actually take a less active role in telling the people how they should live their lives, ok? what i would like to see happen from the commander-in-chief is that he does giv
this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly, knowing he's going to be asked about this a lot, it's an embarrassment. he clearly wanted it cleared before that happened, and it does seem to be a sign of tension between the two branches of government. that's not uncommon in the iranian system. jenna: it'll be interesting to to see how this plays out. ahmadinejad speaks on thursday, one report i read today is that he's trying to appeal to the moderate middle class in iran which will be an interesting pattern if if that is, indeed, the case. jerry, nice to have you and such interesting perspective. thank you for sharing that story with us. >> happy to be with you. jon: some breaking news out of germany and a chain reaction tragedy. a major train collision with many people hurt. a nearby car accident may be to blame. >>> plus, senator lindsey graham joining us to talk about the president eat trillion dollar deficit plan. the senator says the president's tax hike will be, quote, dead on arrival, on capitol hill. we'll talk to him just ahead. accept it. you can't change th
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
third address to the united nations general assembly. live coverage on line starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span.org. the president is expected to address the middle east peace process. the president spoke yesterday on libya, touting it as a model of what the international community can achieve. that's where we will begin this morning, with your take on the role of the u.n. and world affairs. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one. i said at the beginning of this process, we cannot and should not intervene every time there is injustice in the world, yet it is also true that there are problems where the world could have and should have summoned the will to prevent the killing of innocents on a horrific scale. we are forever haunted by the atrocities we did not prevent and the lives we did not save. this time was different. this time we, through the united nations, found the courage and the collective will to act. host: let me begin with the front page of "the washington times." they said this. host: let me show
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a tough one for president obama to deal with. he's already in new york. we'll be meeting with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the u.s. has vowed to veto that membership application when it comes up before the security council on friday, saying the only two-state solution for a secure israel and palestinian state is through peace talks, through negotiations, which have not worked so far. the president, of course, has been criticized for what some call tepid support of netanyahu of our israeli ally. abbas says he went to the united nations after 18 years of failed negotiations, it was a last resort, and his nation now no closer to statehood. secretary of state hillary clinton says there are intense negotiations going on. in fact, for month
at the general assembly where they will not be successful is the security council. not because the united states has already announced it will use one of the veto votes in order to prevent a palestinian stayed hood. that presents a possible showdown on the ground here in israel. the clashes of the begin back in 2000 resulted in thousands of people dead, suicide bombings, riots and the israeli reprisals. after 2005 there was relative calm but they broke peace talks and never put a deal on the table and they are loath to offer any type of concessions. where do we go from here? there are massive rallies in support of the statehood vote. israelis have been planning all summer for huge clashes. if the palestinians can keep things in control they may very well win the pr war and it couldn't come at a worst time here in israel. it means that israel has lost a key ally inegypt. cairo was attacked by a huge mob. just last week. the israeli actions in turkey was thrown out. and they have given the palestinians a huge boost into morale because suddenly everybody is realizing that mass demonstrations and ev
put safety first. >> gregg: a showdown is looming at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas making a bid for statehood for palestinians at this year's general assembly. however, israel's prime minister predicting that request will fair. steve centani has more. >> the u.s. could find itself in the uncomfortable position of having to veto a palestinian attempt to gain recognition at the united nations even though the u.s. supports palestinian statehood. u.s. insists negotiation is the only way to solve the region's problem but the palestinians say there a problem with that. >> we cannot continue to negotiate while the israelis are taking our territory the same land that will be our state in the future. >> reporter: the west bank settlements have doubled and israel says it's called a moratorium on and palestinians didn't stirl didn't come to the peace trouble and they have a problem with mahmoud abbas. >> he has made, but hamas is a terrorist organization that has fired thousands of missiles at israel. it kills a for annihilation of the people worldwide. >> reporter: thes
at the united nations. abbas is scheduled to speak before the general assembly shortly. the u.s. has been leading efforts to avoid a dramatic showdown at the u.n. over the statehood issue saying statehood can only come as a direct result of know,s. benjam benijamin netanyahu will delive an address just after the president speaks. >>> and an emergency funding bill narrowly passed by the house late last night in the hopes of keeping the government running into november. keeping the lights on. we'll follow that. this as opposed to spending cuts and disaster coverage. we'll watch and see how that vote comes down. >>> wall street facing more possible losses after the dow plummeted 320 points pap drop as recession fears loom. on track for the worst week in almost three years. as we look at what the boards are doing today, it's in positive territory for the moment with green arrows. the wall street sell-off yet was due to fears of the europe pen debt crisis and concerns the fed is running out of tooling to avert and economic slowdown. keep seeing deep drops around the world and particularly in e
will present the official request of state of palestine to the secretary general of the united nations, asking that palestine will be admitted as full member states in the united nations. >> sreenivasan: malki did not rule out a last-minute compromise. at the same time, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu announced he will address the u.n. general assembly to oppose the palestinian push. >> now i know that the general assembly is not a place where israel get a fair hearing. i know that the automatic majorities, they're always rushed to condemn israel and twist truth beyond recognition. but i have decide to go there anyway, not to win applause but to speak the truth to every nation that wants to hear the truth. >> sreenivasan: both israel and the u.s. argue the only way to palestinian statehood is through direct negotiations with the israelis. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and to a rare and intimate glimpse into history. the new book, "jacqueline kennedy: historic conversations on life with john f. kennedy," includes never-before-heard audio recor
the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the months of direct diplomacy, it still
before. there's an important week coming up, the general assembly for the united nations. talk us through why next week is so important and why we should be focused on what's happening specifically with our ally israel. >> well, this is the week when all the heads of state and government come 20 a-- come to address the general assembly, president obama will speak on wednesday. it's going to be a bad week for israel. number one, we've got the so-called durbay-3 conference which will reamp the declaration reached in durbin, south africa that says israel is a racist state and therefore illegitimate and the palestinians apparently defying the obama administration's wish, they're going to press their resolution, whether in the general assembly or the security council to have palestine quote unquote declared a state and if they run there that through the general assembly they will prevail. so it's a lot of efforts at the political level, at the u.n., to isolate israel, to make life very difficult for it, combined with the strategic uncertainty militarily and politically in the region. i think i
, palestinian leader mahmoud abbas presented the united nations with a request for recognition today. the speech -- abbas' speech was warmly received at the u.n. general assembly but not by the u.s. or by israel. so how did it come to this, christ ie? had >> we could go back many decades to answer that question but we could also start with the administration, you remember the president began very hopeful to do something about the middle east the >> they're always hopeful the >> get them talking and defuse tensions and maybe that would be a bridge to building warmer relations in the region the but two years later, obviously things have fallen completely apart, the parties aren't even talking to each other and don't seem to have any incentive to do that. gwen: and the u.s.a. could not persuade abbas not to bring this big challenge to the u.n., which we -- they were desperate to do. >> they've had many weeks, many months to work on that. it would be embarrassing. the u.s. obviously opposes it. the u.s. and israel want to see this worked out in direct taungs but despite -- talks but despite all the
. the release is likely to be a subject of the united nations today. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, will give a speech to the general assembly this morning in new york city. the controversial leader speaks of the time when his political fortunes are in question and as iran faces isolation in the muslim world for the support of the government backlash in syria. [ man ] our retirement isn't a simple budget line item. [ man ] i worked hard. i paid into my medicare. [ man ] and i earned my social security. [ woman ] now, instead of cutting waste and loopholes, washington wants to cut our benefits? that wasn't the agreement. [ male announcer ] join the members of aarp and tell washington to stop cuts to our medicare and social security benefits. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa auto repair. gary... he hung up. ...why do we have so many a's in our name? so we're listed first in the phone book. ya know, gives us an edge. you know fedex can, give us an edge. how? well, fedex ships auto parts from factories around the world, they clear em through customs, and that'll help us fix cars faster. great idea
assembly hall in the united nations. when he does so he will be defying the united states. the obama administration has vet end to veto this if and when it gets to the security council as well as israel saying they can only achieve a palestinian state through negotiation. some think this is more a symbolic move than substantive. the palestinians say this is their own option. >> we will not seek violence, we will only pursue what we believe is rightly ours, this is our phoplt, thinks the moment of palestine and the united nations, and this is the time for us to celebrate now what is becoming issue number one, and hopefully it will be decided tpaeufrpb plea. >> reporter: the negotiations have been stuck on the same familiar sticking points, the freeze and nonfreeze of housing settlements. the 1967 lines. the final status of jerusalem among others. a former ambassador to the united nations told us that although the israelis believe in achieving a palestinian state, this is not the way. >> by going to the united nations to try and resolve the aspects of our bilateral differences he's eng
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